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Wellington Schools

Every year parents of kids needing to go to a Wellington school in Somerset for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions on the subject of their child's upcoming schooling needs. Which school in Wellington should I position my offspring? It is a tough decision to make as it can have a profound positive/negative effect on how your child develops throughout childhood and therefore a huge effect on that offspring as he or she passes into maturity.

So how do you opt for a particular school from the Wellington area?

  • Every so often it is painless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or grown-up siblings before attended the school.
  • Your location to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps want to send your offspring to a specialised school to look after your offspring.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended a linked nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entry exam or selection test (grammar schools and some others select a quantity of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or audition (if the school awards a certain number of places on the basis of aptitude for certain subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the characteristic of the school and the closeness of the school to your home or work location, if it's straightforward to drop your offspring off in the mornings for instance.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is regularly determined by results which are published each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It's a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Wellington region. Of course as everybody knows statistics are generally flawed to some degree or other. Children's results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Condition of intake to the school
  • Different Examination boards
  • Expulsions to school
  • Quality of Teaching
  • Type of School
  • Social impact of surrounding area
  • Over/Under subscribed

So there are in fact lots of variables that can increase/decrease a schools results.

Ofsted is an formal body which writes reports on schools in the Wellington area as well as the rest of the United Kingdom. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Take into account your child is to be expected to attend a Wellington Primary or Wellington Secondary school for a number of years, so it is important to recognize if a school is improving or not.

Using a schools sanctioned reports and results is a decent preliminary way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it's imperative you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a good system to find out more about the schools policies, its ethos and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.